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2021 ◽  
Vol 13 (12) ◽  
pp. 168781402110670
Jiawen Yu ◽  
Jie Chen ◽  
Xiaoguang Mi ◽  
Yiqiang Jiang ◽  
Xiaozhou Fan ◽  

In this paper, the numerical simulation was used to study the flow and heat transfer characteristics for twisted oval and two-start twisted helically wound tubes with Reynolds numbers 4000–16,000. The significant factors that affect the flow and heat transfer characteristics were analyzed. The range of twist pitch p is 0.02–0.10 m, and ellipse ratio r is 1.2–2 for twisted oval tube, the groove depth e is 0.4–2 mm for two-start twisted tube. The result showed that the relative friction coefficient and Nusselt number increased with the increase of ellipse ratio r and decreased with the increase of twist pitch p for twisted oval helically wound tube. With the growth of Reynolds number, the effects of twist pitch p and ellipse ratio r on the flow characteristics decreased. In addition, the average level of the thermal enhancement factor TEF of the two-start twisted was higher than that of the twisted oval helically wound tube. The maximum enhancements factor TEF of 1.1312 is obtained with groove depth of 2.0, twisted pitch of 0.02, and Reynolds number of 4000 for the two-start twisted tube. Finally, new empirical formulas for flow and heat transfer in helically wound tubes were proposed for two kinds of enhanced tubes.

2021 ◽  
Vol 39 (5) ◽  
pp. 1583-1589
Ali K. Abdul Razzaq ◽  
Khudheyer S. Mushatet

The thermal and fluid physiognomies of a double twisted tube heat exchanger was examined numerically. Twisted engineering is a wide-use method to improve heat transfer in heat exchangers. A counter-flow mode utilizing hot water in the inner tube and cold air in the outer tube was considered. This study aims to progress the thermal performance of the double tube heat exchanger by using twisted tubes instead of plane tubes. The heat exchanger was (1m) length, outer diameter (0.05m) and inner diameter (0.025m), both with a thickness (0.004m). It was tested for different values of twist ratios (Tr= 5, 10, and 15 respectively) and Reynolds numbers (Re=5000 to 30000). The Navier - Stockes and energy equations besides the turbulence model in demand for modelling this physical problem. ANSYS Fluent code was used for the numerical simulation. The results showed that the twisted tube heat exchanger showed increasing heat transfer compared with a plain tube heat exchanger. It was found that the cold outlet temperature, pressure drop and effectiveness are increased as the twist ratio increases.

2021 ◽  
pp. 1-12
Bruce Indurain ◽  
François Beaubert ◽  
David Uystepruyst ◽  
Sylvain Lalot ◽  
Mathieu Couvrat

2021 ◽  
Wei Xie ◽  
Liangxing Li ◽  
Shuanglei Zhang ◽  
Zhengzheng Zhang

2020 ◽  
Vol 176 ◽  
pp. 115397 ◽  
Xinyu Dong ◽  
Xiangdong Jin ◽  
Peiyue Li ◽  
Qincheng Bi ◽  
Miao Gui ◽  

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